The Ready For Polyamory Podcast

Ready for Polyamory? Education, humor, and personal stories on ethical non-monogamy and polyamory.

About the show

Welcome to the Ready for Polyamory Podast! Your charming host, Laura Boyle, will be talking to members of an ever more illustrious group of guests to present the concepts and nuances of Consensual Non-Monogamy, Polyamory and relationship skills in general. Like many polyamorous authorities, she has both mixed educational background (in English Literature, Sexual Diversity Studies, and Law) and personal experience (15 years at the time of this writing) in the field of consensual non-monogamy, and ten in polyamorous relationships more specifically, and this podcast is for the Big General Concepts that don't fit the nerdy detail of the blog (www.readyforpolyamory.com), or the bite-sized format of social media. It's an ongoing examination of polyamorous love, strengths, and challenges, as seen by a 30-something relationship and sex educator and coach.

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Episodes

  • Season 4 Episode 8: Polyamorous Cohabitation

    January 21st, 2022  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 1 min
    cohabitation, household, polyamory, triad

    Laura discusses polyamorous cohabition and the upsides and downsides of sharing a polyam household with her friend Corwin

  • Season 4 Episode 7: Unicorn Hunters

    December 1st, 2021  |  Season 4  |  27 mins 53 secs
    polyamorous, polyamory, throuple, triad, unicorn

    A discussion of unicorn hunters, unicorns, & how to have an ethical triad instead

  • Season 4 Episode 6: Kitchen Table and Parallel Polyamory

    November 25th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  53 mins 37 secs
    kitchen table polyamory, nonmonogamy, parallel polyamory, polyamory, relationship spectrum

    A discussion of various styles of ethical nonmonogamy and the practice of kitchen table and parallel polyamory

  • Season 4 Episode 5: Couple's Privilege

    November 17th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  29 mins 3 secs

    An examination of the cultural underpinnings and common application of couple's privilege in non-monogamous relationships.

  • Season 4 Episode 4: Religion and Polyamory Part 2

    November 10th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  33 mins 17 secs

    A series of interviews on how religious background & spirituality affect folks' practice of polyamory.

  • Season 4 Episode 3: Religion & Polyamory Part 1

    October 29th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  46 mins 17 secs
    boundaries, exvangelical, polyamory, relationship, religion, wicca

    A series of interviews on how religious background & spirituality affect folks' practice of polyamory. Featuring interviews w/ Purity to Polyamory and Daniel GreenWolf

  • Season 4 Episode 2: Codependence

    August 7th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  23 mins 16 secs
    boundaries, codependence, codependent, polyamory, relationship

    Codependence is hardly a new concept, but is it a useful one? This week Laura looks at alternate ways to discuss relationships that struggle with being all-consuming.

  • Season 4 Episode 1: Guarding Yes and Saying No

    July 31st, 2021  |  Season 4  |  39 mins
    agreements, boundaries, polyamory, relationship, saying no

    In all kinds of relationships, but especially romantic and polyamorous network ones, being trusted to say 'no' when you mean it and hold your boundaries by 'guarding your yes' for things you mean to keep your word to is an essential life skill. In this episode we discuss why saying 'no' can be difficult, signs you aren't reserving 'yes' for times you mean it enthusiastically, and how to transition into a pattern of using 'No' more often and 'Yes' intentionally.

  • Season 3 Episode 10: Podcastiversary

    June 12th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  39 mins 49 secs
    anniversary, coming out, consensual nonmonogamy, jealousy, polyamory, triads

    In which we celebrate 1 year of the Ready for Polyamory Podcast, Ken interviews me but we didn't really decide that in advance, and much silliness ensues because We Did It Live.

  • Season 3 Episode 9: Practical Solutions for Jealousy and FOMO

    June 5th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  31 mins 12 secs
    consensual non-monogamy, jealousy, open relationships, polyamory

    A discussion of strategies and solutions for different forms and presentations of jealousy, envy, and fear of missing out.

  • Season 3 Episode 8: Labels

    May 29th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  37 mins 19 secs
    communication, labels, polyamorous, polyamory, relationships

    In a discussion of labels, their connotations, and how they uniquely apply in polyamorous situations, Laura examines different labels for relationships in particular.

  • Season 3 Episode 7: Early Relationship Agreements

    May 22nd, 2021  |  Season 3  |  47 mins 22 secs
    agreements, boundaries, opening up, polyamory, relationship

    Laura tells all! (Well, not quite) in a discussion of how to make early relationship agreements, with detailed examples from her early relationships.

  • Season 3 Episode 6: Polyamorous Breakups

    May 15th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  41 mins 58 secs
    breakups, polyamory, relationships

    Laura discusses Polyamorous breakups, how they differ from monogamous ones, theory and practice

  • Season 3 Episode 5: FWB and Play Partners

    May 8th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  31 mins 49 secs
    consensual nonmonogamy, jealousy, polyamory, relationship anarchy, relationships

    Laura discusses the application of CNM, polyamory, and relationship anarchy theory to fwb and play partner relationships and the joy points and points involved.

  • Season 3 Episode 4: Relationship Anarchy

    May 2nd, 2021  |  Season 3  |  47 mins 27 secs

    In an examination of the Relationship Anarchist Manifesto, Laura and David Overton look at how different relationships can fit polyamorous norms or not within the principles of relationship anarchy.

  • Season 3 Episode 3: Emotional Processing

    April 24th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  35 mins 40 secs
    coping, emotions, partners, polyamory, processing

    Laura and Orphne discuss processing difficult emotions and conflicts internally and externally and the pros and cons of both approaches.